Revader Security has supplied a fleet of over 20 redeployable CCTV cameras to West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to provide visibility of multiple major construction projects being undertaken in anticipation of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The Transport for West Midlands capital construction programme comprises several major Commonwealth Games critical projects within the Perry Barr area, including the A34 highways scheme, Perry Barr Rail Station & Bus Interchange, Alexander Stadium, A34 Sprint and A34 public realm works.
The sheer scale of simultaneous construction activities within a constrained geography and along one of the busiest radial corridors into Birmingham city centre presents acute transport challenges. The redistribution of traffic flows is expected to cause significant potential disruption to the regional transport network, which therefore requires intensive CCTV monitoring and rapid incident response.
Revader’s redeployable CCTV cameras are rugged outdoor surveillance solutions which combine camera, recording, storage and wireless video transmission in a single unit. They can be installed in virtually any location within minutes and repositioned to subsequent locations to suit changing surveillance requirements. The units can operate from a variety of power sources, including mains and battery.
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) are able to relocate their cameras from site to site according to construction schedules, traffic volumes and the variable levels of disruption caused to surrounding infrastructure. The camera units are primarily attached to street lighting columns adjacent to major traffic routes.
Data and video feeds are fed back to TfWM’s Regional Transport Coordination Centre in Birmingham, where these can also be shared with regional Urban Traffic Control centres and third parties such as the Police. It was therefore important from the outset that the new cameras interface with existing network infrastructure and control room systems.
Revader Security worked in partnership with CDC Technical Services (TfWM’s appointed consultant for the project) and Total Integrated Solutions (the authority’s incumbent maintenance provider) to ensure that the cameras integrated seamlessly with existing CCTV systems.
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